The “corporatisation” of higher education institutions has been an ongoing process since at least the late 1980s. Universities operate in highly competitive national and international markets and require the highest standards of corporate governance. However, they also must never lose sight of their original purpose.
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If recent media reports are credible, there is a risk that academic and student representation on UWA’s Senate will be limited to appointed, not elected, members. The attached piece provides background to the history of staff and student representation on UWA’s Senate and argues it is important for all stakeholders that Senate should include a proportion of elected members.
Given I am an elected (by academic staff) member of Senate, perhaps my piece may bring to mind Mandy Rice-Davies’ immortal line “well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?” but I trust you will find my points persuasive. In any event, I would welcome your views.